Reunion Information
Aug 30 - Sep 02, 2015: 3rd Battalion 27th Marines  More Details
Unit Details

HQ/Command Elements
1944 - 1969


The 27th Marine Regiment was activated on January 10, 1944, as a result of the massive increase in the Marine Corps during World War II. The regiment first saw action during the Battle of Iwo Jima. During the course of the battle they suffered 566 killed, 1,706 wounded, and had 4 Marines receive the Medal of Honor. After the surrender of Japan the regiment was inactivated on January 10, 1946.

The 27th Marines was again reactivated during the Vietnam War on January 1, 1966, but was mainly used as a pool for new replacements before they went overseas. The 2nd and 3rd Battalions were stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA. The 1st Battalion was at Marine Corps Air Station at Kane'ohe Bay in Hawaii. During the Tet Offensive in 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson authorized an increase in U.S. troop strength in South Vietnam and the 27th Marines was one of the units sent. The 27th Marines became the first Marine regiment to fly into a combat zone. Their deployment overseas put a severe strain on manpower in the Marine Corps and they were returned to the United States before the close of 1968.

A homecoming parade was presented as a Memorial Ceremony downtown San Diego to the lives the regiment had given in Vietnam. The unit was then reassigned to MCB Camp Pendleton within the area of the base called Camp Margarita or the 33 Area.


Notable Persons
Medal Honor - Vietnam - PFC Robert Charles Burke
Private First Class Robert Charles Burke (MCSN: 2359360), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as a machine gunner with Company I, Third Battalion, Twenty-Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in action at Le Nam (1), Go Nai Island, southern Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam on 17 May 1968. 
Reports To
27th Marine Regiment
Active Reporting Unit
Inactive Reporting Units
134 Members Who Served in This Unit


  • Barrera, Robert, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Barrera, Roberto, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Bennett, Richard, Sgt, (1964-1970)
  • Blansett, Larry, PFC, (1967-1969)
  • Bogart, David, Cpl, (1967-1970)
  • Boyko, Andrew, GySgt, (1964-1982)
  • BRAKE, WALTER, Sgt, (1967-1970)
  • Burns, David, Cpl, (1967-1969)
  • Calderon, Louie, LCpl, (1966-1970)
  • Carmichael, Randy, Sgt, (1967-1970)
  • Chance, Michael, Cpl, (1966-1968)
  • Choate, John, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Clawson, David, HM2, (1966-1970)
  • Cody, William, Cpl, (1966-1968)
  • Cooney, John, MSgt, (1959-1982)
  • Davis, Lorenzo, MGySgt, (1968-1998)
  • Davis, Tim, Cpl, (1967-1968)
  • Decareaux, Kenn, LCpl, (1967-1969)
  • Delgado, Ray, Cpl, (1966-1972)
  • Delgado, Raymond, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Doggett, James, SSgt, (1966-1972)
  • Doherty, Ken, GySgt, (1960-1980)
  • Dona, Ken, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Enera, Gregory, Sgt, (1967-1970)
  • Escobedo, Henry, Cpl, (1965-1968)
  • Farmer, William, Sgt, (1968-1970)
  • Fimon, Patrick, Cpl, (1967-1971)
  • Fuleky, Tom, LCpl, (1966-1968)
  • Fuller, Joseph, GySgt, (1966-1986)
  • Gasper, Robert, GySgt, (1967-1983)
  • Giusti, Dante, Cpl, (1964-1968)
  • Gordon, Robert, LCpl, (1967-1969)
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Reunion Name: 3rd Battalion 27th Marines
Date from: Aug 30, 2015
Date to: Sep 2, 2015
Place: Airport Best Western Hotel
City: Milwaukee
State: California
Person to Contact: David Johnson
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Phone: (559) 645-2028
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